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Antisthenes
c. 445 B.C.
365 B.C.

Greek Philosopher, Founder of the Cynic School

Author Quotes

That learning is most requisite which unlearns evil.

A wise man will always be contented with his condition, and will live rather according to the precepts of virtue, than according to the customs of his country.

Observe your enemies for they first find out your faults.

The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue... Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.

A wise man will always be contented with his condition, and will live rather according to his precepts of virtue, than according to the customs of his country.

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.

Virtue is a weapon that cannot be taken away.

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First Name
Antisthenes
Birth Date
c. 445 B.C.
Death Date
365 B.C.
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Greek Philosopher, Founder of the Cynic School